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Climbs 57
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 13m a.s.l
Faces S

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Crystal Slabs, Pembroke © Rob Johnson expeditionguide.com

Crag features

Two hundred metres to the east of Crocksydam Point is an area of folded slabs which are mostly easily seen from the headland of Mewsford Point to the east. These fine clean slabs offer some excellent lower grade pitches with relatively easy access and nothing in the way of tidal considerations to be made.

Approach notes

Approach from Stack Rocks in 25 mins.

Restricted Access

Night firing normally occurs on Tuesday & Thursday but may also alternate to Monday & Wednesday.

Rockfax App

Available in the Rockfax App

The Rockfax App brings together all the Rockfax climbing information with UKC logbooks and presents it into a user-friendly package for use on Android and iOS devices.


Guidebooks

Pembroke

This new app version of the Pembroke Rockfax has been significantly updated with 350 extra routes, new geo-located maps and updates to the existing information. The print guide from 2009 had 650 routes and this new app package has nearly 1000! The update includes many easier routes plus extra lines at the main crags covered in the book. It also has extensive deep water soloing coverage with the majority of the crags from Mike Robertson's 2007 Deep Water book added to the mix.
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Pembroke

This book from 2009 covers all the classic routes on the most popular crags of Pembroke. It covers the beautiful slab climbing around St. David's and all the best crags of Range East and the Lydstep areas, as far as Mother Carey's Kitchen. The range and variety of routes is enough to keep any climber happy; from those leading moderate grades keen to have a look for the first time, all the way to those who have developed lifelong obsessions for the place!
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I Pulled a large block off the crux overhang on mural landscape E3 yesterday. The crux thread is possibly less solid now. The crux section is now unstable and not worth risking.
Ed morris - 29/Mar/15
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Levitation Wall
2 Captain Cat and the Fish-Head Nibblers
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VD 2
3 Horsefly
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VS 4c  
4 Pump up the Volume
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E3 5c  
5 Levitation
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HVS 5b 3
6 Packed Lunch
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E1 5b 1
7 Overhead Cam
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E1 5b 4
8 Crankshaft
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E2 5b  
  The Crystal Block
10 Storm in an A-Cup
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VS 4c  
11 Freddie's Laces
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HVS 5a  
12 Crystal Black Slab
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VD 4b  
13 Crystal Block Arête
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VD 3
14 Plane Polars
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HS 4b  
15 Hornblende Buttress HVS 5a 1
16 Resection
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VD  
17 Powder Finger
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HVS 5a 7
18 Midas Shadow
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E1 5b *  
19 Line of Cleavage
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E1 5b *  
20 All That Glitters
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E3 6a  
21 Isn't Gold
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E2 5c  
Climb name Grade
  Crystal Facet Buttress
23 Crystal Facet
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S 4b  
24 Crystal Facet Arête
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HVS 5b  
25 Another Facet
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HVS 5a  
26 A Different Facet
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HVS 5a  
27 Not a Facet
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D  
  Crystal Slabs
29 Bloodstone VS 4b 28
30 Sloose HVS 4c 10
31 The First Waltz E1 5a 15
32 Sixth Crack VS 4c * 60
33 The Gadfly VS 4c ** 314
34 Crystal Powers E1 5b 12
35 Razzle Dazzle VS 4c * 380
36 The Crucifix VS 4c * 107
37 Michelangelo VS 4c * 146
38 Crystal Edge HVS 5a * 96
39 Highland Park HVS 5a * 7
40 59th Street
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VS 5
41 Crystal Arête VS 5a * 78
Climb name Grade
  Mosaic Wall
43 Gannet Ripple
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E3 5c  
44 Stormy Petrol on a Stick
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E3 5c  
45 Hole in the Wall
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E1 5a 1
46 Paint by Numbers E4 6a *  
47 Mural Landscape E3 5c ** 12
48 Rollerwall E3 5c *** 32
49 Public Anenome E5 6b *  
50 Bristol Cream E6 6b *** 11
51 Wallbanger E4 5c *** 41
52 Out on the Tiles E4 6a *  
53 Digital Tapestry E3 5c  
54 Rude Route E6 6b *  
55 The Rude Roof
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E6 6b **  
  Thunder Wall
57 Concrete Jungle
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E3 5b  
58 Thunderdome
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E4 5c ** 2
59 Thunderbolt
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XS 5c  
60 Thunderbird E2 5a 2
61 Line of Loosed Resistance
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E4 5c  
62 The Matrix
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E2 5b *  
63 The Unborn Pioneer
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E1 5b  

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